Fastmark M5 – Fast and Versatile, User-Friendly Desktop Printers

M5DT and M5TT

The Fastmark M5 is one of the strongest and most durable thermal transfer mechanisms in the industry. Available in both thermal transfer and direct thermal models. This printer is an ideal solution for a variety of applications, including healthcare, retail, inventory, process control, or shipping. This PAL1 enabled printer with its expansive list of features makes it one of the best values on the market.


  • Innovative dual motor, gear drive concept handles high print volumes
  • Clamshell design is ideal for easy loading of labels and ribbons
  • Center justified media design with adjustable sensors
  • Full 5” OD roll media capacity

Standard Features

  • Our powerful and versatile “PAL” plus other popular emulations
  • Parallel, Serial, and USB ports
  • Optional Battery powered models
  • Both 203 and 300 dpi models
  • Internal lan option

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Printer Models M5TT, M5DT
Resolution 203 dpi, 2, 3, 4, 5 ips selectable. 2, 3 ips for
peeler functions
300 dpi, 2,3 ips
Resolution M5DT/M5TT: 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
M5TT: 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Command Set 203 dpi: PAL, EZPL, DPL
300 dpi: PAL, EZPL
Resident Fonts San Serif and OCRB with smooth Scaling
Font and Barcode
0, 90, 180, 270 degreestd>
Bar Code
Code 39, Code93, Code 128UCC, Code 128
subsets A.B.C., Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5,
EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN
and UPC 2(5) digits add-on, RSS
2-D Bar Code
PDF-417, DataMatrix
Max Print Width Width 203 dpi 4.25” (108mm)
300 dpi 2,3 ips 4.09” (104mm)
Max Print Length 203 dpi 39.3” (999mm)
300 dpi 16.5” (419mm)
Printing Method M5TT Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer
M5DT Direct Thermal
Media Size Width: 0.75-4.4” (19-118mm)
Length: 0.4-39.3” (10-999mm)
Length (without peel and cutter): 0.2-39.3” (6-999mm)
Paper thickness: 0.06-0.25mm
Roll Diameter: 5”
M5TT Ribbon Width: 1”-4.3” (25.4-110mm)
Media Type Label and Tag (Continuous, die-cut, fan-fold with guide)
Memory Flash ROM (2MB), DRAM (2M bytes)
Software PAL Windows driver
Interface RS232 Parallel and USB
Operation Panel One push switch, one indicator LED
Sensors Label gap, reflective, Head open
40° to 104° F (5° to 40°C)
14° to 140° F (-10° to -60°C)
humidity: 20-95%
EMI and Safety CE class B (EN60950, EN55022, EN55024,
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3), FCC class B,
VCCI, US, CUL, TUV, C-Tick, T-mark (power supply only)
External KP-007 keyboard display unit, external LAN adapter
Physical/Electrical M5DT: 9.5” (L) x 8.4 (W) x 6.5” (H)
M5TT: 12.4” (L) x 8.4” (W) x 7.4” (H)
Power: 100-240V universal switching power
supply (external adapter)
Enclosure: Double-walled plastic
Options Label taken sensor, real time clock, buzzer, linerless printing capability, external roll mount (O.D. 8” with 1” core), Peeler, Cutter
Pack/Charger Input: 115/230 VAC, 60/50Hz
Pack/Charger Output: 22.8 VDC/1.8A
Battery pack voltage: 22.8V
Weight: 1.8Kg (battery assembly: 1.3Kg,
Housing: 0.5Kg) Size: 30mm (W) x 210mm (H) x 260mm (L)
Rated Capacity: 2.2Ah
Storage Temperature: -40° to 122° F (-40° to -50°C)
Discharge Temperature: -4° to 122° F (-20° to -50°C)
Charge Temperature: 32° to 113° F (0° to 45°C)
Pack/Charger Operation Standby 8 hours and printing 2000 inches
Operation Charge/Discharge cycle guarantee 500 times
Product guarantee 1 year
Accessories Includes CD, Ribbon for TT, USB cable and Quick Start Guide
Warranty One year Parts and Labor, Return to Depot
Six months Printhead

1. PAL® software is licensed by AMT Datasouth Corp. solely in conjunction with and for resident use on Fastmark® series printers. PAL® software is only available from the original, authorized reseller of a Fastmark® series printer and is not separately available.